Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Terrell.

No. 1109.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 974, of the 4th instant, with inclosure from Consular Agent Poche at Aleppo, regarding the situation of the nine Americans in prison at that place, the case of Manasseh Papazian, the intention of the Sultan to expel all Armenians naturalized in other countries, and the seizure of a letter bag belonging to American citizens.

Your attempts to remedy these evils are approved.

I am, etc.,

W. W. Rockhill,
Acting Secretary.